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Employee finds missing child sleeping on bus

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

While no charges have been filed by Memphis police in the wake of a 5-year-old missing for eight hours after boarding a wrong bus, Memphis City Schools is reviewing its dismissal policy for possible holes.

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After an investigation into what took place between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 after Tavien left Carnes Elementary, it was revealed that Neighborhood Christian Church' on Jackson was contacted after he was discovered asleep aboard a Premiere Transportation bus.

Tavien was apparently found by chance by a Premiere employee who was gassing up and cleaning the bus for the night. Once found that employee contacted Neighborhood Christian Center because they transport kids to the center each day.

Only Tavien was never supposed to be on that bus. Police said he had a new teacher and a new bus monitor that day and was usually picked up by family.

The school district, though, is not ready to blame an employee yet. It says it's still working to clear up whether Tavien boarded the bus by himself or was put on the wrong one. District officials say they know he was put in the correct bus line.

Either way, Tavien was on the wrong bus for almost eight hours before someone realized he was there and caused his family such serious worry.

No charges have been filed in the case but he daycare that was supposed to pick Tavien up from school, didn't contact anyone when he didn't arrive. According to the family the daycare has been cited by the state.

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